HYDE PARK, VT. -- Matt Hill#039;s game-high 16 points lifted Lamoille to a 62-44 victory over the Lyndon Institute boys basketball team on Thursday night.

Ryan Leithead and Keith Dwyer each had eight points to lead the Vikings in their first loss of the season.

quot;We really struggled in the second quarter and they beat us with their running game,quot; said LI coach Dick Therrien. quot;Our guards got in some foul trouble and that really hurt our offense.quot;

LI (5-1) will host Harwood on Friday Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

LI 44

Leithead 3-2-8; Robinson 1-0-2; Miller 3-0-6; Wells 3-0-7; Cassidy 2-0-5; Seguin 0-0-0; Tang 1-0-2; Ryan 1-0-2; Cole 1-0-2; Lefaivre 1-0-2; Thrailkill 0-0-0; Dwyer 3-2-8; Totals 19-4-44

Lamoille 62

Lyon 2-2-6; Mclean 1-0-2; Lamb 3-0-6; Mullins 6-0-12; Johnson 1-0-2; Fetterman 2-1-5; Roy 6-0-13; Hill 6-1-16; Totals 27-4-62

LI 13 6 14 11 - 44

Lamoille 8 22 13 19 -62

3-pointers: LI - Wells, Cassidy; Lamoille - Roy, Hill 3

Fouled Out: none

Records: LI 5-1; Lamoille 3-3

Referees: Dick Couture and Ken Douglas

lt;bgt;NCU 53, Missisquoi 39lt;/bgt;

NEWPORT -- Alex Brandstetter posted 14 points and Taylor Osgood added 12 points to pace North Country to a 53-39 victory over Missisquoi.

quot;We needed a win and the kids came out and pieced together four good quarters of ball,quot; said Falcons coach John Gunn. quot;We limited our turnovers but we still need to do a better job of rebounding.quot;

Tim Stanley dished out 10 assists in the Falcons victory.

NCU (2-3) will host Spaulding on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Missisquoi 39

Godin 2-0-5; Shevallier 3-0-7; Fife 5-4-14; Trombley 0-2-2; Bachelder 1-3-5; Brown 1-0-2; Dombrowski 2-0-4; Totals 14-9-39

NCU 53

Osgood 4-0-12; Stanley 2-2-6; Brandstetter 7-0-14; Atchinson 3-3-9; Converse 3-0-6; Flanders 3-0-6; Totals 22-5-53

Missisquoi 14 3 7 15 - 49

NCU 11 10 15 17 - 53

3-pointers: Missisquoi - Godin, Shevallier; NCU - Osgood 4

Fouled Out: Missisquoi - Bachelder

Records: NCU 2-3

Referees: Marvin Pritchard and Bruce James

lt;bgt;Rice 70, SJA 61lt;/bgt;

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. -- Chris Cayloe and Kyle Ciplicki each had 18 points to lead Rice over St. Johnsbury Academy 70-61.

Les Clement led the Hilltoppers with 17 points while Florian Rexhepi and Mark Regis added 13 and 10 points.

quot;We got down 18-2 to start the game and we were able to take a lead at halftime but it looked like we got tired in the second half,quot; said Hilltoppers coach Layne Higgs. quot;Rice has some big kids and they really controlled the boards.quot;

SJA (2-3) will be at home against CVU at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

SJA 61

R.Sterling 1-0-2; Regis 5-0-10; J.Sterling 2-0-6; Rexhepi 6-1-13; Clement 7-0-17; Clayton 2-0-4; Buxton 4-0-9; Totals 28-1-61

Rice 70

Cayloe 5-8-18; Ciplicki 7-4-18; Royer 5-1-13; Reiss 4-0-8; Brosseau 5-3-13; Totals 26-16-70

SJA 16 16 15 14 - 61

Rice 20 10 19 21 - 70

3-pointers: SJA - J.Sterling 2, Clement 3, Buxton; Rice - Royer 2

Fouled Out: none

Records: SJA 2-3; Rice 4-1

lt;bgt;Lisbon 80, Stratford 14lt;/bgt;

LISBON -- Ben Natti, Shawn Boyd and Ed Natti combined for 33 points to lead Lisbon past Stratford 80-14.

quot;It was nice to see everyone get some good minutes in a win,quot; said Lisbon coach Les Poore.

Lisbon (4-2) will play Woodsville next Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Christmas Tournament action.

Stratford 14

Kennett 3-1-7; Lavoie 1-1-3; Gaudet 1-0-2; Stinson 1-0-2; Totals 6-2-14

Lisbon 80

Boyd 5-1-11; White 3-2-8; E. Natti 5-0-10; Dodge 2-0-4; Wilkins 3-0-7; Erb 1-1-3; Petriconne 4-0-8; Ness 1-1-3; B. Natti 5-2-12; M. Erb 3-0-6; Derosia 4-0-8; Totals 36-7-80

Stratford 2 3 5 4 - 14

Lisbon 33 19 13 15 - 80

3-pointers: Lisbon - Wilkins

Fouled Out: none

Records: Stratford 0-4; Lisbon 4-2

Referees: Tim Purington and Gary Bean

lt;bgt;Girls Basketball

Hazen 48, LI 44lt;/bgt;

HARDWICK -- Alicia Shedd poured in 21 points to lead Hazen over Lyndon Institute.

Crystal Meservey added 11 points in the victory for the Wildcats while Meagan Newland#039;s 18 points led the Vikings. Amanda Drew chipped in with 12 points for LI.

quot;Zoe Fleer had a great defensive effort on Krista Billings and we controlled the boards all game to make the difference,quot; said Wildcats coach Bob Lussier.

Hazen (5-1) will host Enosburg next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

LI 44

K. Newland 2-1-5; Wheeler 0-1-1; M. Newland 8-1-18; Drew 6-0-12; Billings 2-0-4; Lussier 2-0-4; Totals 20-3-44

Hazen 48

Pecor 1-0-2; Adams 2-0-4; Meservey 4-3-11; Carroll 3-0-6; Shedd 7-3-21; Fleer 1-0-2; Durkee 1-0-2; Totals 19-6-48

LI 11 3 15 15 - 44

Hazen 11 15 9 12 - 48

3-pointers: LI - M. Newland; Hazen - Shedd 4

Fouled Out: none

Records: LI 5-2; Hazen 5-1

Referees: George Whitney and Dick Willette

lt;bgt;Lisbon 39, Stratford 37lt;/bgt;

LISBON -- Ariana Massimilla tallied 13 points and Kristy Hartwell added 12 to lead Lisbon to a 39-37 victory over Stratford.

quot;We#039;re very happy that we won the game but we shouldn#039;t have been in a desperate situation at the end of the game,quot; said Panthers coach Ron Wilkins. quot;We didn#039;t have any intensity to open the game but the girls played much better in the second half.quot;

Lisbon (2-4) will be in action at the Woodsville Christmas Tournament on Thursday.

Stratford 37

Scott 1-0-2; Connary 2-0-4; Walling 6-1-13; Stinson 2-0-4; Marshall 4-0-8; Haynes 2-0-4; L. Walling 1-0-2; Totals 18-1-37

Lisbon 39

Boutin 1-0-2; Hartwell 5-2-12; White 1-5-7; Massimilla 3-7-13; Hunt 1-0-2; C. Boutin 1-0-3; Totals 12-14-39

Stratford 11 6 14 6 - 37

Lisbon 8 7 10 14 - 39

3-pointers: Lisbon - C. Boutin

Fouled Out: none

Records: Stratford 0-6; Lisbon 2-4

Referees: Tim Purington and Gary Bean

lt;bgt;Cabot 50, Concord 32lt;/bgt;

CONCORD -- Cabot#039;s Niki Carpenter and Concord#039;s Danielle Fournier each posted 15 points in a 50-32 final in favor of Cabot.

quot;We just didn#039;t shoot the ball well but the girls are working hard and making progress,quot; said Concord coach Paul Remick.

Concord (1-5) will travel to Chelsea next Friday at 6 p.m.

Cabot 50

Bean 4-0-8; A. Gulka 1-0-2; Daniels 0-0-0; Burns 1-0-2; Annie Gulka 2-0-4; Ksepka 4-0-9; Carpenter 7-1-15; Gokey 4-0-8; Haggert 1-0-2; Totals 24-1-50

Concord 32

Morehouse 2-0-4; Young 0-0-0; Aremburg 1-0-2; Welch 0-4-4; Gunnip 0-0-0; Fournier 6-3-15; Aldrich 0-1-1; Braley 3-0-6; Frechette 0-0-0; Totals 12-8-32

Cabot 13 14 12 11 - 50

Concord 8 7 6 11 - 32

3-pointers: Cabot - Ksepka

Fouled Out: Concord - Morehouse

Records: Concord 1-5

Referees: Rosie Chaloux and Dave Baker

lt;bgt;Enosburg 48, Lake Region 44lt;/bgt;

BARTON - Enosburg tallied 21 fourth-quarter points to come from behind and edge Lake Region on Thursday night.

Adrea Parent, who scored nine fourth-quarter points paced the Hornets with a game-high 16 points. Enosburg also got 12 points off the hands of Sabrina Kane.

Agnes Morley paced the Rangers - who had eight players score - with 11 points.

Enosburg 48

Parent 5-6-16; R.Kane 1-0-2; Bose 4-1-9; S.Kane 3-6-12; O#039;Rourke 4-0-9; Totals 17-13-48

Lake Region 44

Gage 2-0-4; Bennett 2-0-4; Morley 4-3-11; LaFleur 2-0-4; Aldrich 0-3-3; Butler 3-2-9; Bathalon 3-1-7; Powell 1-0-2; Totals 17-9-44

Enosburg 11 6 10 21 - 48

Lake Region 7 14 12 11 - 44

3-pointers: Enosburg - O#039;Rourke; LR - Butler

Fouled Out: none

Records: Enosburg 6-2; LR 3-6

Referees: Terry Hartshorn and Don Taylor

lt;bgt;Hockey

SJA 4, U-32 1lt;/bgt;

LYNDON CENTER - St. Johnsbury Academy posted a 4-1 victory over U-32 on Thursday night behind a two goal, two assist effort from senior Kevin Fleurie.

SJA got on the board first as Fleurie found the back of the net 34 seconds into the game on an assist from Dan Hale.

The locals went up 2-0 four minutes later when Hale tallied a goal from Fleurie and Andrew Trask.

U-32 posted their lone goal at the end of the first period to cut the lead in half.

Hale gave the Hilltoppers a two goal lead with one minute left in the second on a pass from Myles Hacking and Fleurie.

Fleurie posted his second goal of the game with 10 minutes left in the third period on assists from Hale and Marshall Daly.

quot;Mike Briggs came up with some big saves for us tonight and we took advantage of our power play opportunities where we scored two of our goals,quot; said Hilltoppers coach Craig Weston.

Briggs stopped 29 shots in goal for SJA, who will travel to Milton on Saturday night at 8.

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